Photoshop Elements: File properties vs convert color profile

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I need question regarding my canon 50D and 7D, and using Adobe photo Elements.

When I take the picture I am using the sRGB format in the camera. According to the File Properties in PSE, the color profile is sRGB v1.31 (Canon). However when I go to PSE Editor under Images-Convert to Color Profile, I must convert the picture to sRGB profile.

Am I doing something wrong with the camera? Or, is this a question for adobe. I just do not understand why I must convert images.

Thank you.
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Chris Cox

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When you go into Convert to Profile, what does it show the current profile to be?

It sounds like Canon embed their own "sort of but not quite sRGB" profile -- which you could just use like sRGB because it should be close enough.
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It is sRGB but for reasons only Canon (and I believe equally Nikon), can explain, these guys install their own naming for what is sRGB.
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Thanks for the reply.

When I go to convert, it does not show any profile at all. This makes printing somewhat difficult. Would you be interested is a sample picture?

I have asked Canon about thisand am awaiting a reply, but I was wondering is anybody else had heard of this problem.
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Andrew, I have asked Canon and am awaiting a reply.
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When opening files in Photoshop Elements, the default Color Settings is to use a work space of sRGB IEC61966-2.1. If Canon is attaching a profile called "sRGB v1.31", then they are probably two different profiles, even if they have similar names. As the profiles don't match (and by match, that means exactly match), then you are prompted. So, we should probably await a reply from Canon to have full details.